Tuesday, June 19, 2007

in the still of the night




The good thing about starting a liver transplant at 3:00am is that you get to do all the fun stuff starting up the case--all the induction and lines and cross-clamp and whatnot--but not necessarily have to stay for the six or eight or ten hours it takes to finish the case, because by that time, you'll be relieved by another resident post-call.

The bad thing about starting a liver transplant at 3:00am is that it's 3:00am.

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